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Roll Call Founder Sid Yudain, MDDC HOF Member, Dies at 90

Yudain published first edition of Roll Call in 1955
By Jason Dick
Hill Life Editor, Roll Call

Sid Yudain always thought of Roll Call as a small town newspaper. It was just the most important small town in the world.

The founder of Roll Call died Sunday at the age of 90, and the small town he began to chronicle in 1955, just got a little smaller.

Yudain came to Congress in January 1951 as a staffer for freshman Connecticut Republican Rep. Al Morano and, seeing a need, founded “The Newspaper of Capitol Hill” in 1955. The first edition of Roll Call was published June 16. Yudain sold the paper in 1986 and wrote his final column for the paper May 1, 1988.

Read Jason Dick's full obituary at Roll Call's website here.

Yudain was inducted into the MDDC Press Association's Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2009. His Hall of Fame bio can be read in full here.

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